Bardsley Construction Goes With Santander

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Bardsley Construction has changed its banker for the first time since it was founded more than half a century ago with the appointment of Santander Corporate & Commercial Banking.

The Greater Manchester-based business with an office in Leeds became a customer of Santander with the provision of corporate funding and a comprehensive refinancing package.

Bardsley made the decision to switch to new corporate bankers after being a customer of Royal Bank of Scotland since being founded by the late Roland Bardsley in 1964.

Headquartered in Tameside, Bardsley is a £50m-turnover business with a diverse workload including the construction, conversion and refurbishment of homes, educational, sporting and leisure facilities, specialist medical centres and industrial and retail premises.

The firm’s clients include local authorities, housing associations, NHS trusts, health authorities, educational bodies and the private sector.

Roly Bardsley, chairman of Bardsley Construction and son of company founder Roland, said: “To end a long and mutually beneficial relationship with RBS that started with the founding of Bardsley by my father was obviously a major decision for myself and the board of directors to make but we are now benefiting from Santander providing us with funding and a full clearing package to refinance and re-bank the business from RBS.

“As we continue to benefit from a workload rising in line with the burgeoning economic revival we start what we hope will be an equally lengthy relationship with Santander.”

Ian Henry, Relationship Director, Large Corporate Group, Santander Corporate & Commercial Banking, said: “The group is a major employer in Tameside and we are delighted to be able to support a business with such strong links to the local community.”